What is 8A, 10A and even 12A hair mean?

8A hair and 10A hair are terms used to describe the quality of human hair extensions. The higher the grade, the better the quality. 8A hair is 100% virgin, unprocessed, and has full cuticles aligned in the same direction. It can last up to 2 years, be dyed light blonde, and is thick, smooth, shiny, and tangle-free. 10A hair is 100% raw human hair, which is the highest quality available. It can last more than 2 years, be dyed any color, and is extremely thick, healthy, and silky.

Hair Grade 8A - What does 8A Hair mean? 

8A grade hair is a premium grade, 100% virgin, unprocessed human Remy hair with full cuticle laying in the natural growing direction, and solid hair shaft. Taking proper care, 8A hair bundles can last up to 2 years. It can be made up to a light blonde color and remain in perfect condition.  This hair is considered to be exceedingly high quality. Those looking for Peruvian or Cambodian would also love this 8A grade hair bundles.


Should you buy Grade 8A Hair?

Our Riverwood brand hair bundle is 8A grade, and a great choice of hair is an excellent choice for people who love their hair and do a lot of extra work on it. This hair offers bounce and volume and is great for styling and holding a hairstyle.

This is a perfect choice for the woman who wears her hair in different styles and wants her hair to last a long time. Our Riverwood 8A hair is very soft, and it won't be shredded or tangle. This hair is for someone who wants their hair to blow in the wind for the two years that 8A hair can last.


The Grading System

 The quality also relates to the care to ensure that all hairs are close to the same length and don't have split ends or damage. The higher the grade of hair, the more time taken to make sure there are no imperfections. The current grading system goes from 3a hair to 10a hair, and it ranges from company to company.

Our Riverwood brand of 8A hair may not be the same as another, as there is no regulating body that controls what can be considered 6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, or 10A hair. 


Hair Grades - The difference

Grade 5A

Medium grade porous human hair. It can be colored up to medium brown color & with proper care, it can last up to 6 months. 

Grade 6A 

Good grade, 100% human Remy hair with medium hair shaft. With proper care, grade 6A can last 6 months to a year. It's somewhat porous, so it's easy to color to a medium to light tone. 

Grade 7A 

High-grade 100% human hair with a strong hair shaft. With proper care, it can last longer than a year. It has a full cuticle and can be colored to a dark blonde and remain in good condition. 

Grade 8A 

Premium grade 100% human Remy hair with a strong full cuticle & a very strong hair shaft. With proper care, it can last 2 years & be colored to a light blonde & remain in good condition. 

Grade 9A

Luxury grade 100% human Remy hair, perfect for wigs. Thick full healthy hair shaft lasts over 2 years & full cuticle that can be colored a light white color & remain in great condition. 

Grade 10A 

Royalty grade 100% human hair with a thick healthy hair shaft & full cuticle. This hair can be colored to completely white color & with proper care, it can last up to 3 years.

You may also like

View all
Example blog post
Example blog post
Example blog post